We may or may not have spent an entire hour climbing up and down this chair at the library. Time well spent.

On Being Still

This week Lent began. Lent is, hands down, my favorite season. My small family is not Catholic, but we believe in embracing truth and beauty wherever it can be found. And Lent is truly a season of truth and beauty. Lent has three main tenants: prayer, fasting, and alms giving. For the past eight years…

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Love in the Age of Parenting

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and that means restaurant specials and sappy McDonald’s commercials and aisles of pink and red things assaulting your eyes in the grocery store. For those of us with small children, it means coercing lovingly supervising valentine writing. “Just write one more name, honey, just one more, and we’ll call…

For the Love of Crafts…

It’s the time of year where red glittery things line the store shelves and my 1st grader starts freaking her dad out with words like “boyfriend” and “Valentine.” I, on the other hand, am choosing to focus on all the amazing crafts I can squeeze in between now and the 14th. Today we had half…

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“Hope is a beggar.”

Sometimes there is not enough chocolate in the shake to right the wrongs of the world. I curse myself for not having any chips in the house and where the hell did I stash the Nutella? Currently, my tastebuds must tolerate freezer burnt Tin Roof Sundae. I am a shitty mom. There…I said it. Not…